Ally McCoist explains why he doesn't want Mason Mount to join Liverpool this summer
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Chelsea star Mason Mount should stay at Stamford Bridge this summer instead of joining Liverpool, according to Ally McCoist.
Mount has been linked with a move away from the Blues this summer, with his existing contract due to expire in the summer of 2024.
That is said to be due to Chelsea's reluctance to place Mount in the same wage band as Reece James, who signed a new contract last year, as well as disputes over image rights and bonuses involved in the deal.
Liverpool and Bayern Munich are among the teams who could do battle for the 24-year-old's signature should he end an 18-year association with the Blues in the summer.
But McCoist, speaking on talkSPORT, has urged Mount to think carefully about his future.
McCoist on Mount
The former Rangers, Sunderland and Scotland striker explained: "I would, actually [think he should stay at Chelsea].
"He's kind of lost his way a little bit, which is A) understandable, and B) acceptable, in a club that's completely lost their way. It's natural that younger players are going to suffer from it and maybe not fight their way through it.
"Once [Mauricio] Pochettino or whoever comes in steadies the ship a little bit, I would like to see Mason Mount still at Chelsea. Of course I would, yes."
That feeling appears to be echoed by current Chelsea interim boss Frank Lampard, who has described Mount as a 'top class' midfielder.
But the England legend will have no say in whether the current Three Lions star stays at Stamford Bridge, with Lampard set to be replaced by a new manager next season.
Speaking last month, Lampard said: "I think my opinion [of Mount] is pretty clear. I don't need to spell it out what I think of Mason as a player. There's no doubt Mason is a top-class player through what he brings to the team in and out of possession.
"We could have done with him in the games we've played already this season. But the bigger picture is something that's going to become clearer in the next weeks and months, and that will be the club and Mason together having conversations."